2016 Ford F-150 Police Package Ready to Strike Fear

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The only thing more intimidating than a Ford F-150 approaching fast in your rear mirror is if the cop behind the wheel suddenly lights it up and takes you down.

The fear becomes a reality with the Special Service Vehicle package available on the 2016 F-150 SuperCrew and SuperCab in XL trim and with a choice of 4×4 or 4×2 and two engines to pick from: the 5.0-liter V-8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost. Government and fleet customers can also order the package on a Ford Expedition full-size SUV.

These augment the Taurus and Explorer Police Interceptors that are Ford’s main police fleet vehicles.

The service vehicle package for the full-size pickup adds a high-output 240-amp alternator to provide power while idling on long stakeouts and an easy-clean vinyl rear bench and vinyl floor instead of carpeting for the messiness that can come with crime-fighting. The center console has been removed to make room for equipment.

“Many officers need the extra space F-150 Special Service Vehicle offers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager. “They can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched.”

“We offer a whole family of police vehicles,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles. “Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150 Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering.”

Rounding out the law enforcement lineup: Ford offers a Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle and a Special Service Police Sedan.

The automaker wants to keep dominance in the police car market after ruling the field for years with the now-defunct Crown Victoria. It has had to work to convince police departments that the front-wheel-drive Taurus is a step up from the beloved rear-drive Crown Vic that was a cop staple for decades.

Source: Ford